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Health Promotion & Well-being Programs

Degree and Certificate Programs

The Center for Health Promotion and Well-Being offers degree and certificate programs in healthy lifestyle management and in health and wellness coaching, as well as graduate certificate programs in related areas. Developed with an interdisciplinary focus that reflects the nature of today's health care team, these programs prepare students to empower individuals to positively impact health. They draw on the strengths of the faculty in each of Creighton's nine schools and colleges to provide a robust and well-rounded educational experience. 

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Healthy Lifestyle Management

The Bachelor's in Healthy Lifestyle Management focuses on whole person health by providing students the knowledge, skills and values to work with people on an individual level to improve their personal health and well-being, and prevent the onset and/or progression of chronic diseases. This program puts into practice the Ignatian-Jesuit charism of cura personalis, care for the whole person.

Healthy Lifestyle Management Defined

Healthy Lifestyle Management is the study of theory and practice of whole person health. It is fostered through the beliefs and actions of the care of others and self by building relationships, refining practices springing from reflection, and appreciating the interconnectedness of all things. At Creighton, the program is interdisciplinary and combines the theory of social sciences with the application of natural sciences to promote the fullest sense of personal well-being.

Students learn to work one-on-one with people of all ages with the purpose of fostering the creation of health so that each individual can optimally thrive in the community in which they live, work and spend their time.

The program is available online for adult learners, or on-campus through the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Students may also pursue a 5-year program that includes both the Bachelor of Arts in Healthy Lifestyle Management and a Master's of Science in Health & Wellness Coaching.

Minor Healthy Lifestyle Management

A minor in Healthy Lifestyle Management is also available to students pursuing other majors.

Learn more about the minor


Graduate Degree Programs

Health and Wellness Coaching Master of Science

Creighton's online Master's in Health and Wellness Coaching (MS-HWC) prepares you to fill a growing need in the changing landscape of health care, marked by increasingly broad and distinct understandings of health. This program prepares you to work collaboratively with a health care team and one-on-one with individuals to help them thrive.

If you are already working in the health care or wellness fields, a Master's degree in Health and Wellness Coaching will enhance your professional skill set by providing advanced training in:

  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Behavior Change Strategies
  • Client Goal Setting Techniques
  • Advanced Lifestyle Medicine
  • Coaching Assessment Techniques
  • Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
  • Exercise and Nutrition for Chronic Disease

This flexible program allows you to choose from two tracks based on your professional goals. Classes are offered in an online 8-week format. There are several program starts per year.

Learn more about the MS-HWC


Graduate Certificates

For students who want to expand their knowledge but aren't ready for a master's degree, we offer certificate programs. Each certificate can be completed on its own or "stacked" with additional certificates to ultimately lead to a master's degree.

CHPWB currently offers a Graduate Certificate in Lifestyle Medicine. We are currently developing additional programs in Healthy Aging, Care Coordination and Program Design, Evaluation & Leadership.

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